Who is the detail man (or woman)?
Regarding health care policy, the White House apparently doesn't have a ready-to-explain plan for either the public option or the co-op. Is this because everything was handed off to Congress? If so, it's a major omission. Big projects like that should be war-gamed to explore various possibilities as different options are added or removed.
Democrats are on too many pages, so to speak, and without a compelling leader (unless you count Kent Conrad of the Senate Finance Committee - ugh).